Post # 1
SO, I feel in love with this dress the second I looked at it. I LOVE the jaggedy style bottom!
PROBLEM: I can’t find it in any bridal store (In SC,NC or GA) to try it on.
SO, I am doing the closest thing I can, trying to find a similar bodice type to try on, Which I’ve been told is the Maggie Brooch.
I think just ordering the dress without trying on something similar is scary.
Anyone have any pics of them wearing either of these dresses.
Thanks so much!
Post # 4
I found some pics of brides in the dress online. I think that you should try on something similar to see if you like the fit. Good Luck!
Post # 5
This dress is really similar to Davids Bridal CH515. Maybe see if they have one you can try on?
Post # 6
There are some salons, if they carry that designer, can actually order it in to the store for brides to try on. There is usually a fee of like $50 to pay for shipping/handling to have the dress sent there, but the money wouldn’t matter when you try it on and fall in love with it- you should see if they do something like that
Post # 7
I actually called the stores in TX and this dress is no longer a part of the “loaner” program. Maggie will not send a sample to the store even if bride pays shipping. Only option is to find nearby alternatives with similar bodice. I am going to Houston next month to try on the Amour Bouquet Royale in pink… thats going to be hard not to get distracted by! I have already considered removing some of the lining on the regular Amour Brooch because I want it more straight than A-Line.
Good luck! Its definitely hard being in love with this dress!
Post # 8
@ kristalrhea I feel your pain. I also fell in love with a Maggie gown that I couldn’t find anywhere near me. I took a wild chance and ordered it without ever trying it on. Still waiting for it to arrive and have mild moments of panic from time to time as to whether I did the right thing.
The store that I bought it from agreed to not charge me a restocking fee if I decide against the dress and choose to purchase a new one. Here’s hoping that isn’t necessary!
Post # 9
I have it!! Its gorgeous! Mine is the Amour Royale Brooch, which I think just means the skirt is a little fuller. Sorry the pic is crappy, I am getting my bridals done in 2 weeks and will have more pics then!
Post # 10
I tried the Maggie Brooch on yesterday… its a size to big but it worked to get the general idea
I loved it!!!! but I will have to have it hemed quite a bit because I am only 5″1 nd even in heels its much to big on me.
Post # 11
I, too, fell in LOVE with this dress! It was the one you just know this is “it”.. but I hesitated and when I went to go back and purchase it, it was SOLD! 🙁 I almost cried (I think I was hormonal – lol). Anyway, I called every bridal shop between Dallas/Ft Worth and Austin and saw that another bride called every store in Texas, too – and nobody had it. All the classifieds online were either not my size, not my color, or they just had an expired listing, etc. I did try a few replica places and almost went with http://www.coralsbridal.com or http://www.ieiedress.com – they have stellar reviews, but at the last minute, I tried the Mori Lee 4814 on and again, it was love – yay! So here is the Amour Brooch on a “real” bride with a rhinestone belted sash and without a petticoat:
Post # 12
FYI – I am a curvy gal and this was AWESOME for hiding my problem areas and flattering all the good ones. 😉 Good luck to all the others who fall in love with this dress – happy hunting on the web!
Oh – one more website that I recommend: http://www.allofcraigslist.org – I was also able to search every city and state in all categories for this dress, too! It helped me out tremendously!